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About Company Biography

  Robert A. Welch is the founder and owner of Jelani Design and Associates.  He established his design consultant office in 1984, following eleven years prior experience in the design field in association with companies such as General Motors, Texas Instruments, and Rockwell International.

Jelani Design and Associates designs any marketable product; and to date these designs include calculators, computers, telephone systems, pens, watches, logo graphics, furniture, lighting, executive aircraft interiors, and custom coach interiors.

Robert Welch taught Interior Design, Furniture Design, Workroom Processes and Delineation at the University of Texas in Austin for twelve years.  In addition to having fifteen design patents to his credit, he was selected to be a member of the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum African American Design Archive, in August of 1998. In 2007 Mr. Welch was asked to display his work in the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.


Services What We Do

Jelani Design & Associates offers our clients over thirty five years of experience in the design field in various industries, thereby offering a fresh viewpoint when conceptualizing for any project. These services include the following:

Client 1st meeting and planning session

  • Thorough and systematic research of the clients needs, marketing / manufacturing concerns & delivery time lines
  • Conceptual sketching for client approval

Design of

  • Executive aircraft interiors
  • Consumer electronic products
  • Exclusive Custom Furniture

Design using

  • Traditional sketching techniques
  • Mechanical drawings
  • 3D Modeling
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Spiral rather than linear thought process

Interior or product completion management

  • Engineering interface
  • Craftsman/Shop interface
  • Vendor/Supplier assessment and follow through

Project Completion

  • Team oriented perspective

Jelani Design & Associates provides one on one client interface from conceptualization through to delivery. Our design approach is the joining of art and functionality. Imagine ‘looking’ at the melody in a song and being able to see it as “Frozen Rhythms”.

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Contact Get in Touch

  • Address: Robert A. Welch 2202 Trede Dr.
    Austin, Tx. 78745
  • Phone: (512) 442-8686
  • Email: jelanidesign@me.com